Friday, 20 April 2018

G.O.MS.No. 47 Contributory Pension Scheme(NPS)Payment Of Gratutity to employees covered by CPS and invalidation family members in case of pr Comprehensive guidelines - issued .

     GOVER Pensions – Contributory Pension covered by CPS and invalidation family members in case of pr Comprehensive guidelines - issued.

  • FIN G.O.MS.No. 47 
  •  1. G.O.Ms No. 653, Fin
  • G.O.Ms No. 654, Fin 
  • O.M. No.38/41/05, P& Grievances & Pension 
  • Cir.Memo No.30857/ dt.08.03.2010 
  • G.O.Ms No. 62, Fina 
  • The PFRDA Regulati Regulations, 2015. 
  • O.M. No.7/5/2012, P& Public Grievances & No.28/03/2016-, P&P Grievances & Pension 
  • G.O.Ms No. 107, Fin 
  • G.O.Ms No. 121, Fin 
  • From A.P.JAC of Em Associations Represe 
  • From Andhra Pradesh Association(APCPSE 

Government introduced 01.09.2004 to all its employees read above. In the said G.O. ord are not applicable to the empl Government of India has allowe third read above, subject to the c be adjusted against the payment These benefits are: 

(i) Invalid Pensi Government s RNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH ABSTRACT on Scheme (NPS) –Payment of Gratuity to th on pension & family pension at the option of t remature exit due invalidation/death of the ed.  NANCE (HR.V) DEPARTMENT Dated: 20-04 Read the foll ance (Pen.I) Department, dated 22.09.2004 ance (Pen.I) Department, dated 22.09.2004 &PW(A), dated 05.05.2009 of Ministry of Perso ns, Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfa /422/A1/Pen.I/2010, Finance (Pen.I) Departmen ance (Pen.I) Department, dated 07.03.2014 ions dated 11.5.2015 on Exit and Withdrawals u &PW(F)/B, dated 26.08.2016 of Ministry of Per Pensions, Department of Pension and Pensioner PW(B), dated 10.01.2017 of Ministry of Personn ns, Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfa ance (HR.V) Department, dated 29.06.2017. ance (HR.V) Department, dated 18.07.2017. mployees, Teachers,Workers and Retired Employ ntation, dated 04.12.2017. h Contributory Pension Scheme Employees EA) Representation, dated. 15.02.2018. d the Contributory Pension Scheme with who were recruited on or after 01.09.2004 vid ders were issued stating that the A.P. Revised P loyees covered by the Contributory Pension ed certain additional benefits on provisional ba condition that the funds accumulated in NPS ac ts made under CCS Pension Rules,1972, until f on and Retirement Gratuity, in case of reti service on invalidation not attributable to Govern (C he employees the employee/ employee - ---------------- -2018 lowing: onnel Public fare. nt, under the NPS rsonnel rs Welfare. nel Public fare. yees effect from de G.O. first Pension Rules, Scheme. The asis vide O.M ccount should further orders. irement from nment duty; Contd.....) 

 (ii) Family pension (including enhanced family pension) and Death gratuity, in case of death in service not attributable to Government duty; 

(iii) Disability pension and Retirement gratuity, in case of discharge from Government service due to disease or injury attributable to Government duty; and 

(iv) Extra-ordinary family pension and Death gratuity, in case of death in service attributable to Government duty. 

2. In the reference fourth read above, instructions were issued extending the aforementioned benefit provisionally to the employees of State Government covered by Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS) in toto, duly applying similar provisions of the A.P. Revised Pension Rules, 1980 with a condition to adjust the payments/relief made to the employees against the amount accumulated funds in CPS account, pending finalisation of the guidelines. However, while issuing order vide G.O. fifth read above, adopting exit policy and interim guidelines, the orders issued in the reference fourth read above were withdrawn, as a result of which the benefits of Retirement/Death gratuity and Family pension, extended as additional relief by the G.O.I. vide OM third above to its employees are not admissible to the similarly placed persons in the State Government service or their legal heirs. 

3. Orders were issued vide ninth read above allowing Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity to the employees covered by CPS(NPS). Vide G.O tenth read above, orders were issued allowing option of invalidation pension and family pension to the employees covered by CPS(NPS) and their family members in case of premature exit due to invalidation/death duly restoring the provisions of G.O fifth read above on the condition that the benefit shall be extended only after remitting the accumulated pension wealth in their CPS account to the Government account. 

4. Government hereby issue the following guidelines for effective implementation of the orders issued vide G.Os ninth and tenth read above: 

 a. The Accountant General (A&E), Andhra Pradesh shall be the competent authority to issue authorisations for Death Cum Retirement Gratuity and invalidation pension/family pension to the state government employees covered by CPS (NPS) and their family members. In respect of Class-IV and other low paid employees the Audit Officers of the Local fund Audit Department in each District and in the case of Headquarters the Audit Officer working in the Office of the Director of Local Fund Audit, Vijayawada shall be the competent authority. 

 b. Those who opt for the benefit of invalidation pension/family pension, shall remit back the accumulated Pension Wealth in the CPS account into the Government account under the following head of account: Major Head : 0071- Contributions and Recoveries towards Pension and other Retirement benefits Sub Major Head : 01 – Civil (Contd....) Minor Head : 101 – Subscriptions and Contributions Sub-head : 06 – Refund of Accumulated Pension Wealth in lieu of Family Pension sanctioned to CPS (NPS) employees (to be opened) 

5. Accordingly, the Pension Sanctioning Authorities shall forward the proposals in terms of orders issued in ninth and tenth read above to the Principal Accountant General (A&E), A.P. and Audit Officers in the Local Fund Audit Department as the case may be. 

6. The Director of Treasuries and Accounts shall make necessary arrangements for adjustment and remit back the accumulated pension wealth in the CPS account into the Government account keeping in view of the procedure envisaged by the PFRDA in their letter No. PFRDA/16/14/02/0002/2017-REG-EXIT, dt. 15.01.2018 read with PFRDA letter No.CRA/SNPSL/SG/2016/62, dt. 09.06.2016 duly furnishing the required information in Annexure-I&II while collecting the necessary documents for sanction/release of family pension and ensure that funds/accumulated wealth of CPS (NPS) is transferred to the Nodal Office’s bank account for remitting into Government account as mentioned at para 4(b) above as per para 11& 12 of G.O.Ms No.121, Finance (HR.V) Department, dt. 18.07.2017. 

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